Serengeti Balloon Safaris is delighted to announce that they will be flying in Ruaha National Park from 15th June 2018.
Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s biggest National Park, covering some 20,000 sq km and lies in the southern part of this beautiful, premium safari destination country. Ruaha is a far cry from the busy tourist circuits of northern Tanzania, it boasts a baobab-studded landscape and excellent game viewing by vehicle or on foot and soon by hot-air balloon.
This is a new and exciting departure for Serengeti Balloon Safaris and their customers. They recently conducted test-flights in Ruaha and they were an unmitigated success; very different flying conditions to Serengeti, fantastic game and gorgeous scenery. They can’t wait to get started!
Rates will be the same as those of Serengeti Balloon Safaris.
Minimum passenger numbers apply.
Starting 01st January 2018, all nationalities will get the 30 days Rwandan tourist visa on arrival, without prior applications.
Tanganyika Wilderness Camps have announced that they will be closing some of the properties during the low season (April and May 2018) for soft renovations.
MARAMBOI TENTED LODGE
- 01 April to 30 April
Lake Burunge Tented Lodge remains open
NGORONGORO FARM HOUSE
- 07 April to 30 April
Tloma Lodge and Farm House Valley Lodge remain open
KUBU KUBU TENTED LODGE
- 09 April to 13 April
- 18 April to 29 Aprol
Kati Kati Camp and Lake Masek Tented Lodge remain open
LAKE MASEK TENTED LODGE
- 07 May to 18 May
- 22 May to 26 May
- 28 May to 31 May
Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge remains open
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area have announced that they will follow the lead of Tanzania National Parks and increase the bed levy / concession fees paid by lodges located in the Conservation Area. The increase will take effect from 01 December 2017. Similar to Serengeti National Park, the new fee will be $59.00 USD per adult per night inclusive of VAT. This amount will be offset by the amounts already being paid by the lodges. The difference will need to be paid.
For existing bookings, you will receive notification of the amount of increase from your consultant. For any quotations received, the amount will need to be added. We will take these new fees into account for all future requests.
For the official notice, please click [HERE]
Please see the following exciting offers for new bookings at the newly renovated Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge.
Free spa treatment per person per stay
Book half board and receive free room upgrade
Includes VIP turn down with fruit platter and sparking wine on arrival
Stay for 7 nights and pay for 6
Includes complimentary Ile Ile boat trip with light lunch and soft drinks (one per stay)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- New bookings only made before 31 August 2017
- Valid for stays between now and 22 December 2017 (inclusive)
- Cannot be combined with other offers
- Subject to availability at the time of booking
- Offer must be requested at the time of booking
Plastic carrier bags will not be allowed in Kenya
In a move praised by conservation groups and health organisations, Kenya has taken the lead in banning the use of plastic carrier bags and certain other plastic bags. Included in the ban are the following items that travellers might carry:
- Duty free carrier bags
- Bags used when departing USA for liquids and gels in carry-on luggage
- General shopping bags
- Bin liners (sometimes used to protect luggage during rain)
- Dry cleaning bags (commonly wrapped around clothing)
Travellers arriving into Kenya via airports, sea ports or land borders will be required to leave any bags deemed to be on the banned list at the point of entry. Travellers will not be fined so long as they surrender any prohibited bags.
The following options are suitable replacements:
- Paper bags
- Durable "bag for life" bags
- Bags made from cloth, woven grass or sisal
For more information, you may download a summary document by clicking HERE.
For the Kenya government's policy paper on this topic, please click HERE.